We have our first weekend of movies in June. David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future is hitting limited theaters, and I will share my review and whether you should check it out or not.
Crimes of the Future is about humans adapting to a synthetic environment with new transformations and mutations. The film is directed by David Cronenberg and stars Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux, and Scott Speedman.
The movie begins with an intriguing slow build that explores what the future would look like. It set the tone in my mind about how Cronenberg loves to paint his stories with a unique brush. While I was sitting with my thoughts after the film, I remember hearing this quote in the movie, and it paints the picture of Crimes of the Future.
"The creation of inner beauty can not be an accident."
The brush that artists choose to paint with will not always create something that everyone will love or even be pleasant on the eyes. Honestly, I believe the same thing can be said about this film. So, if you are willing to sit in your chair and watch the artist (in this instance David Cronenberg) paint his picture in what seems like an uncharacteristic way, you will be in for a treat.
Crimes of the Future paints a picture that examines love and beauty
The script has many layers and takeaways from loving ourselves (inside and out) to corruption to understanding love in many ways. I don’t want to go into much detail because this is the type of movie you should go into with as little information as possible. But the script has an incredible amount of depth to it.
I appreciate the actors’ dedication to the script. Sure, the script might be weird and odd, but they did a great job selling Cronenberg’s message. I really loved the performances from the entire cast, but my MVPs were Lea Seydoux and Scott Speedman. Seydoux just had this presence about her that stole every scene she was in, including several great scenes in the third act. Speedman is an actor that I would love to see in more roles of this nature cause the dude can act.
Overall, Cronenberg’s films aren’t for everyone, which is perfectly fine. If you are the type of person who likes artsy things or sometimes wants to step out of the box, see this movie if it is playing in a theater near you. Also, see it to support the film because these films need it. If you don’t like weird, that’s fine, skip this one and catch something streaming this weekend.
Crimes of the Future is in theaters now.